The Slough Aspire Careers Event is a community driven project aimed at giving career information to young people from the local area. The two day event, which took place on the 2nd and 3rd of February, allowed Aston Bond to share it’s industry knowledge and give valuable information regarding the legal profession to interested and enthusiastic year 9 and 10s
Running in tandem to this, our Head of Employment Law, Ilinca Mardarescu, and Head of Marketing, Haydn Morgans, were on the panel for a multitude of Question and Answer sessions. These sessions were a resounding success with one audience member even calling our Head of Marketing his “idol”.
This is the second time Aston Bond has been asked to take part at this event. Aston Bond ran a competition to the attendees. The children were asked to explain the difference between a Solicitor and a Barrister and submit it onto our website. We will then judge the best answer and the winner will receive a New Kindle Fire HD with 4 pre-loaded legal books on it.
The event was not for recruitment or any self-gain. It was simply to give key information to young, aspiring individuals trying to ascertain the best career path for themselves. Many came to the Aston Bond stand with the vague aim of becoming a ‘Lawyer’. Through our trained Solicitors speaking to them they would have left our stand with a sense of what it would take to become a Solicitor (or a Barrister) and what said job entails.
It was great opportunity to talk to the future generation and we certainly look forward to the next event where we can give back to our local community.
Our CEO and Co-Founder had this to say about the event:
“It’s always an honour to be asked to take part and get involved with schools and the local community like this. This event is especially good as we get to meet young people who show some interest in the profession and want to learn more. This gives us the opportunity to share our knowledge and hopefully be able to add some value in this regard. We too get something back as it never fails to amaze me how much potential some of these young people really have but just need that opportunity or someone to tell them its possible!”